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Balloon Flights Derby

In 1784, Vincenzo Lunardi completes the first hot air balloon flight in England by taking off from London's Artillery Ground, he flies with a dog, a cat and a caged pigeon for 24 miles into Hertfordshire.

He becomes famous and helps build the romance of hot air ballooning which is still present today.

The professionals aim to give the same memorable hot air balloon experience as Vincenzo Lunardi when you take off from a hot air balloon launch site.

Hot air balloon rides close to Derby are an ideal experience day for a loved one or friends. They make great birthday ideas as well as anniversary gifts.

You can choose to book a morning or evening ride for your hot air balloon ride near Derby. Hot air balloon experiences are fantastic experiences for young and old.

The excitement of hot air ballooning is where the hot air balloon will take you. Will it be towns, hills, forests, castles or even your home in Derby?

To book the hot air balloon experience simply fill in the hot air balloon form. They will then contact you back shortly to discuss the location of suitable hot air balloon ride launch site near Derby.

Hot air balloon rides Derby

Champagne Balloon Flights Derby and Derbyshire

Hot air balloon rides near Derby are undertaken in 3 easy steps but your hot air experience will last a lifetime.

1. Preparation

When you arrive at the hot air balloon launch site near Derby you will be welcomed by the experienced hot air balloon crew and pilot.

The experienced team will carefully plot the take off location before lift off begins in top of the range hot air balloons but depending upon the weather and winds you could be passing over majestic cathedral or stunning countryside near Derbyshire.

The pilots will give you a full briefing to explain how the hot air balloon works and a comprehensive safety briefing before take off.


2. Balloon Trips

Once you are airborne over the skies of Derbyshire you will be surprised by the serenity and awe inspiring views from your hot air balloon basket.

Within a short period of time you'll be cruising at several thousand feet during your hot air balloon ride and you will able to see for miles around Derbyshire from the hot air balloon.

We highly recommend bringing your camera or binoculars for stunning views of the Derbyshire landscape from the hot air balloon basket.

You will hardly hear anything during your hot air balloon ride near Derby. The only thing breaking the quiet peace of the hot air balloon ride will be the occasional roar of the burners being used by experienced hot air balloon pilots.

After approximately a hour of incredible hot air ballooning over the skies of Derbyshire, the hot air balloon pilot will find a suitable landing spot before bringing the hot air balloon in to safely land.


3. Hot Air Balloon Landing

Exhilarated from the hot air balloon experience, the experience hot air balloon crew return you to your launch site. Once you are home, you can relax, reflect and remember the incredible hot air balloon experience.


Hot Air Balloon Rides Near Derby

To book your hot air balloon ride or for further information, just fill out the hot air balloon rides from with your contact details, hot air balloon requirements and group size.

The experienced team will then contact you back shortly to discuss a hot air balloon ride.

FAQ's

Is there an age or weight limit for a hot air balloon rides near Derby?

the minimum age for hot air balloon rides is 8 (under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult). there is no upper age limit but participants must be able to enter and leave the basket by themselves and be prepared to stand for up to 1 hour. the minimum height: 4ft 6in and maximum weight restrictions is 18 stone. the team will try their best to accommodate anyone with disabilities but this experience is not suitable for those confined to a wheelchair. a hot air balloon ride covering derbyshire is not suitable for individuals with serious medical conditions or who have recently undergone surgery.

What could delay my hot air balloon flights near Derbyshire?

hot air ballooning near derby requires good weather, light winds and good visibility. it should be noted that cloudy weather would not stop a hot air balloon flight from taking place, if the balloon pilot deems the conditions to be safe for ballooning.

What is the season for hot air balloon rides near Derby?

the typical season for hot air balloon rides is mid march to the end of october. most hot air balloon flights will take place during weekend mornings and evenings or selected weekday evenings and the occasional midweek morning. hot air balloon rides near derbyshire are in high demand so early booking is essential. thankfully the 12 month gift voucher will give you plenty of time to plan the perfect day out.

Are hot air balloon rides near Derbyshire safe?

ballooning has physical risks greater than everyday activities but the commercial balloon pilots will always take all necessary precautions to minimise this issues. all balloon operators are regulated by the civil aviation authority and every pilot holds a full commercial pilot licences. the operators of balloon rides near derbyshire are fully insured to european standards for full peace of mind.

Recent Enquires

hi im looking at either a ski dive for my husband for his 30th. this would just be for one person or a hot air ballon ride for 2 people. the date required is 16th oct please

Stacy

2 people 20th september. I was wondering if it is possible to book a hot air balloon as transport for my daughters wedding from barston church back to our home which is only about 4 fields away for her and her new husband. not sure if this is possible as we are on the flight path for birmingham airport. would this be possible and if so how much would it cost.

Liz

i am getting married on friday 5 th july at the mars manor blackwood. would you consider a ballon ride from there for a surprise for my husband on our special day how much would this be if you were able to do so many thanks

Leah

please could you give me a quote for 1 person for a hot air balloon flight from oswestry please..

Lisa